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Halftime Report: Buccaneers vs. Cowboys

Recapping the first half of the Buccaneers' Week 15 matchup with the Cowboys.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 15 match-up with the Cowboys.

At halftime of their Week 15 matchup, the Buccaneers trail the Cowboys, 17-6, at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

The Buccaneers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter when Roberto Aguayo nailed a 25-yard field goal, but Dallas quickly responded with a field goal of their own to tie the game at three at the start of the second quarter.

Dallas added a pair of touchdown runs, one coming from Ezekiel Elliott and another from Dak Prescott, both from two yards out, to give Dallas a 17-3 lead in the second. Aguayo added his second field goal of the game, this coming from 34 yards out at the end of the half, to cut Dallas' lead 11.

The Buccaneers' defense has struggled to contain Prescott, who has completed 20 of 24 passes for 189 yards. Elliott has 48 yards on 10 carries to go along with his touchdown run.

Jameis Winston has completed six of 12 passes for 81 yards, with Mike Evans leading the team in receiving with two catches for 29 yards. He was intercepted at the end of the half on a Hail Mary attempt. Doug Martin has carried the ball 10 times for 25 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Kwon Alexander leads the team in tackles with eight while Brent Grimes has batted away two passes.

The Buccaneers are set to start on offense in the second half.

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